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First of all I would like to say, there is absolutely """NO""" wait time for true emergencies!!! Second, the government now has strict guidelines in place concerning pain medicine, so this is not the physicians fault for NOT prescribing pain medicine. Third, the emergency room is not intended to be used for your primary care needs. If you are experiencing anything other than a true, life threatening emergency, you should go to your primary care physician or visit an Urgent Care facility. The emergency room is NOT for colds, flu, stomach bugs and so forth, this is common sense. Also, don't get upset if you come into the emergency room by ambulance and end up getting rolled out into the waiting room because you were trying to get faster service. Patients with true, life threatening emergency's are seen first, then as time permits, non emergency patients are seen in the order they come in..... My family and I have used this hospital's emergency room since the very beginning (1960's) and we've always received the very best care, except for the night I had to take a close friend into the emergency room a few years back. The only reason, """the only reason""" she was shuffled through and misdiagnosed with a stomach bug is because the emergency room was packed (every seat taken) with people waiting to be seen for their stomach bug. My close friend had appendicitis and needed emergency care. She was sent home and her appendix ruptured. I blame this neglect on every individual who was there in the emergency room that night waiting to be seen who honestly had ""NO"" business being in the emergency room in the first place. The emergency room doctor just assumed that my friend was like everybody else waiting to be seen, so no tests were ordered and no blood work was done. Again I say, if it's not a life threatening (true emergency) go to your primary care provider or Urgent Care facility and leave the emergency room open for true, life threatening emergency's!!! One last thing, the government also has strict guidelines in place where antibiotics are concerned, so don't blame this facility for telling you to get "over the counter" medicine's for your cold, flu, stomach bugs and so forth.
This ER has lost most of their physicians and specialists. No GI, no Ortho, no Cardio there anymore and no Ultrasound after normal business hours... You will wait (potentially hours) to see a nurse practitioner or physicians assistant. The care is erratic and the environment is chaotic. Some of reception staff are relaxed and unconcerned. May as well go to your local urgent care unless it’s a true emergency. If a true emergency try to go elsewhere. This is no longer a real ER.
I brought my 16 year old in for Severe Stomach pains, it took 2 hours to get a room, and we have been sitting in a room for 3 hours, I hope my son has nothing major going on, Because we cant get anyone to tell us anything, Heck, A nurse doesnt even come and check on him.. Next time I will just drive to Cone, its out of the way, but atlease they act like Care... I mean @Cone it may take longer to get there, but we would be home, or atleast know what is wrong with my son by now..
This place has not changed, One bit.... You can change the name, But it doesn't change the service we receive..
Ever since it became unc rockingham health care, it has sucked . Rude , long wait & don’t give out main meds anymore . I mean my sister was in PAIN. Crying through out the day because of how bad the pain was . Told her that they don’t even give out ibuprofen 400 anymore . I mean what kinda hospital? Y’all are just rude sometimes .
This is the best hospital ever!!